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Novels and memoirs, 1941-1951 : the real life of Sebastian Knight ; Bend sinister ; Speak, memory: an autobiography revisited

Author: Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
Publisher: New York : Literary Classics of the United States : Distributed by Penguin Books, ©1996.
Series: Library of America, 87.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After a brilliant literary career writing in Russian, Vladimir Nabokov emigrated to the United States in 1940 and went on to an even more brilliant one in English. Between 1939 and 1974 he wrote the autobiography and eight novels now collected by The Library of America in an authoritative three-volume set, earning a place as one of the greatest writers of America, his beloved adopted home. The Real Life of Sebastian
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Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977.
Novels and memoirs, 1941-1951.
New York, N.Y. : Literary Classics of the United States, c1996
(OCoLC)604654152
Named Person: Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov; Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov; Vladimir Nabokov; Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
Material Type: Biography, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
ISBN: 1883011183 9781883011185
OCLC Number: 34475527
Description: 710 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: The real life of Sebastian Knight --
Bend sinister --
Speak, memory.
Series Title: Library of America, 87.
Other Titles: Novels.
Responsibility: Vladimir Nabokov.

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After a brilliant literary career writing in Russian, Vladimir Nabokov emigrated to the United States in 1940 and went on to an even more brilliant one in English. Between 1939 and 1974 he wrote the autobiography and eight novels now collected by The Library of America in an authoritative three-volume set, earning a place as one of the greatest writers of America, his beloved adopted home. The Real Life of Sebastian Knight, the first novel Nabokov wrote in English, is a tantalizing literary mystery in which a writer's half brother searches to unravel the enigma of the life of the famous author of Albinos in Black, The Back of the Moon, and The Doubtful Asphodel. Bend Sinister (1947), Nabokov's most explicitly political novel, is the haunting, dreamlike story of Adam Krug, a quiet philosophy professor caught up in the bureaucratic bungling of a totalitarian police state.

Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited (1951; revised 1966), Nabokov's dazzling memoir of his childhood in imperial Russia and exile in Europe, is central to an understanding of his art. The texts of this volume incorporate Nabokov's penciled corrections in his own copies of his works and correct long-standing errors. They are the most authoritative versions available and have been prepared with the assistance of Dmitri Nabokov, the novelist's son, and Brian Boyd, Nabokov's award-winning biographer, who has also contributed notes and a detailed chronology of the author's life based on new research.

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